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Pole Stars
  01-Mar-14 7:30 PM  
  Pole Stars  
  St Saviours Church
Sandpit Lane
St Albans  AL1 4DF

St Albans Chamber Choir conducted by John Gibbons

Join us in exploring some of the best in Polish music – from the ‘Polish Handel’, the 17th century composer Gorczycki, to the acclaimed Górecki and Szymanowski of more recent years, this is a programme to surprise and delight.


Henryk Górecki       Salve, sidus Polonorum

Paweł Łukaszewski        Nunc dimittis

Karol Szymanowski      Six Kurpian Songs

Marian Borkowski         Libera me

Grzegorz Gorczycki      Stabat Mater   Sepulto Domino


Górecki’s Salve, sidus Polonorum (2000) is the main work in a programme that explores the rich choral heritage of Poland, from the Baroque to the 21st century.  This cantata exemplifies the key elements at the heart of all Górecki’s music - the Catholic faith and its expression in vocal and choral music steeped in the Polish tradition.

Gorczycki (c. 1666 –1734) is regarded as the most important Polish composer of the High Baroque; this programme features his Stabat Mater and Sepulto Domino.

Szymanowski's Six Kurpian Songs of 1928 are one of the many of his works based on a variety of folk traditions.

Borkowski and Łukaszewski are contemporary Polish composers.  The very beautiful short piece Libera me (2005) is one of Borkowski's more recent works for a capella choir, while the haunting Nunc dimittis (2007) of Łukaszewski has been described as ‘a true gem’.


Date & Time:
Saturday 01-Mar-14 7:30 PM
  Ticket Prices  
block: 1 Adult : £13.00
block: 1 Child : £1.00
block: 1 Student : £1.00

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